Lap-Band surgery has grown in popularity since it was introduced, but anyone with type 1 diabetes might wonder if the surgery could help them. As long as the appropriate safety measures are in place, Lap-Band surgery can benefit type 1 diabetes patients.
Type 1 diabetes endothelial dysfunction sometimes leads to other complications in diabetes patients. Learn more about this dysfunction and how it can cause diabetic retinopathy and other serious consequences.
Diabetes has been found to be the most common cause of liver disease. Poor control of blood sugar levels in conjunction with high cholesterol levels and obesity can increase a patient’s risk of developing liver problems.
Anterior optic neuropathy results in loss of vision due to damage to the optic nerve. The damage to the nerve is caused by impaired blood supply to the nerve. One eye is affected first, followed by loss of vision in the other eye. In most cases, only part of the visual field is affected.
Why does blood sugar spike after exercising? Blood sugar fuels activity, so it would only make sense that when you increase the demand, the body will respond accordingly. Part of the reason lies in the body’s response to stress.
Using a planner to create a diabetic menu for meals and snacks can be helpful in controlling blood sugar levels, reducing weight and preventing the complications of the disease. Learn the different practical methods of planning a diabetic diet and find out out which one is suitable for you.
Learn how to plan a menu for a 1800 calorie diet using exchanges and carbohydrate counting methods. This diet plan is designed for reducing weight, decreasing the risk for diabetes type 2 and lowering blood sugar levels.
Your adrenal system helps keep your body on an even keel. When the thyroid is slow, this changes your energy levels and your weight and can make diabetes management harder. Hypothyroidism and diabetes symptoms can also mimic each other.
A serious complication of diabetes, are wound ulcers that are common on the feet and legs. These ulcers can result in amputation of the limbs and reduced quality of life for a diabetic. New research in the use of stems cells for diabetic foot care will be discussed in detail.
Learn more about how many Americans have diabetes. Discover statistics based upon the types of diabetes and the prevalence in different age and racial groups.